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[resolved] Ability to specify author when posting without registered account (7 posts)

  1. maniac9978
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Would this be possible? Can there be a tag to specify the author name (something similar to the "tag:" tag) when the person submitting the email post doesn't have an account or so it can be used with a web form and anonymous posting?

    Does that make sense?

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/postie/

  2. Wayne Allen
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    You can allow anyone to post, will that work? It does post as "admin" however.

  3. maniac9978
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Yes, you can set it to allow from any email ... which I actually don't use.

    What I've done is use the plugin "Contact Form 7" which will email the contents of the "contact" form to a local account which I then use as the account for posting by email. IE: I don't accept posting from outside/random email addresses only this one specified in the post. This means all posts show as posted by "admin" as there are no other registered users.

    The form has a required field for the person to put their "name" so I was wondering if that name could show as the poster instead of "admin".

    I've been experimenting with another plugin called "User Submited Posts" which allows posting without an account and will swap out user admin in the string "Posted by Admin on November ...." with the name entered in the name field. If you click the name you will be taken to admin's profile but at least it shows at first glance the proper author.

    I hope that makes sense. I much prefer using "Contact Form 7" and your plugin as a way for unregistered people to submit content but this one thing is sort of a game changer for my client.

  4. Wayne Allen
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    As I understand it USP requires you to modify the theme to get this functionality, is that correct?

  5. maniac9978
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I didn't modify it in any way and it does that for me. It was just recently updated so maybe it's a new feature.

    It's not a bad plugin but your plugin and CF7 has much more functionality and options.

  6. Wayne Allen
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    I see now how it is working. I can do this for you, but not for free. You can contact me at wayne at devzing.com to discuss.

  7. maniac9978
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Ok, good to know. ...This is for a friend so I'll have to talk with him and see if he's willing to pay for it or find some other solution. Thank you!

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